Rly's minister reviews Eastern, South Eastern & Metro Rly's performance

Priority given to Safety, UMLC's to be eliminated in a year
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10 Sep 2017

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways addressed the Railway employees & officers at a review meeting held on Saturday at Eastern Railways Headquarters, Fairlie Place, Kolkata.
Minister of Railways urged upon the employees & officers to work as a team to ensure ‘Zero’ human failure in safety front. He also directed the entire workforce of Railways to work hard with dedication and identify & focus various measures required to minimize the derailments and accidents taking place in the Railways. He also directed to reduce the expenditure so that more funds can be made available for better customer service. He asked Eastern, South Eastern and Metro Railway officials to evaluate and submit action plans for improving Railways efficiency and for providing better amenities for the passengers.
Anand Prakash, Additional General Manager, S. N. Agrawal, General Manager, South Eastern Railway and Vishwesh Chaube, General Manager, Metro Railway appraised the Minister of Railways that all Railway employees are committed to work as a team to achieve best results.
Some of the factors responsible for major accidents were analyzed and action plans to eliminate those were discussed. He advised to eliminate all Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLC) within a year instead of earlier target of three years. The procurement of new rails should be expedited on a large scale with a view to complete construction of new lines in time. Anti-Fog LED lights should be installed in locomotives so that unhindered safe train operations can be ensured during fog season.
The Minister of Railways directed to prepare action plans on safety on regular basis and advised to act accordingly, as safety is the top most priority for the Railways. There cannot be any compromise on the life of the passengers.